One of the many benefits of imprinted concrete is that it has a non-slip texture. This provides a safer surface for driveways, paths and patios – particularly in wet or icy weather.
With the UK getting its fair share of rain, frost and ice each year, the safety of our outdoor spaces is definitely an important consideration.
In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at the non-slip properties of imprinted concrete and why it makes a great driveway material.
What Is Imprinted Concrete?
Imprinted concrete, also known as stamped concrete, is a versatile and cost-effective paving solution. It replicates the appearance of natural materials like stone, brick, or slate by pouring, stamping, and colouring specially formulated concrete. This technique creates textured surfaces commonly used for driveways, patios, and walkways.
You can customise imprinted concrete with various patterns and colours to match your style and surroundings. It’s highly durable, resistant to heavy use and weather, and remains visually appealing for years.
Installation is speedy, causing minimal disruption, and it’s easy to maintain with regular cleaning and resealing. Unlike natural materials, imprinted concrete doesn’t require constant upkeep, saving you time and effort.
Seasonal Risks And Driveways
Seasonal variations can pose significant challenges for many traditional driveway materials.
Rain, snow, and ice can all lead to extremely slippery conditions. This poses an increased risk of injury to pedestrians through slips and falls, as well as damage to vehicles and property through skidding.
The non-slip surface of imprinted concrete provides an additional layer of safety to your driveway and outdoor spaces, reducing the likelihood of accidents.
Unravelling The Secrets Of Non-Slip Imprinted Concrete
The non-slip qualities of imprinted concrete result from a careful mix of factors:
The distinctive stamped patterns on imprinted concrete create a textured surface that offers grip for both pedestrians and vehicles. This texture is designed with slip resistance in mind, effectively preventing slips and skids.
Imprinted concrete surfaces are typically sealed to enhance their durability and resist moisture infiltration. All our sealants contain a non-slip powder called rhino-grip reinforcing the non-slip qualities of imprinted concrete.
3. Proper Maintenance
As with any investment, regular maintenance is key to preserving the non-slip properties of imprinted concrete over time. While imprinted concrete requires far less maintenance than other materials, routine cleaning and resealing help maintain its durability and safety.
Why Use Avon Cobblestone?
Your imprinted concrete project is in safe hands with Avon Cobblestone. With an impressive track record spanning over three decades, our family-operated business prides itself on delivering unmatched craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to precision.
When you opt for Avon Cobblestone, you can choose from a broad spectrum of designs, an array of colours, and a multitude of textures, allowing you to tailor your project to align perfectly with your unique preferences and style.
Our team of friendly professionals collaborates closely with you to ensure that every aspect of your vision is transformed into reality.
Prior to the concrete pouring and stamping processes, we conduct assessments to guarantee the seamless functionality of drainage systems and other subterranean services. This meticulous approach ensures a smooth and trouble-free installation.
Get In Touch
If you’re interested in incorporating imprinted concrete, call us on 01454 633394 or fill out our contact form. Our friendly team will be happy to provide you with a free quote and expert guidance to help you transform your outdoor space.